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Limbus vertebra

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard
Diagnosis almost certain


Back pain.

Patient Data

Age: Young adult

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Lumbar spine


There is a well-corticated bony fragment at the anterosuperior aspect of a mid-lumbar vertebral body. Normal paravertebral soft tissues. 

Case Discussion

Limbus vertebra is an anatomic variant not to be confused with a fracture. Note the well corticated margin. 

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